Welly boot dog to raise funds for RNLI

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Garry Gibbs with his dog created from worn out wellies and his real pet Mollie

WHAT to do with Lyme Regis lifeboat crew’s worn out yellow wellies was the puzzle for long serving RNLI volunteer Garry Gibbs.

Landscape gardener Garry took the redundant footwear home to his workshop. And eight hours and seven boots later the result was a dog-shaped model, which will become a star attraction during Lifeboat Week this summer.

Garry, a member of the crew for 22 years, said: “A dog seemed the obvious answer to the recycling issue with the old wellies. I hope to make another animal when more old wellies become available.”

Now, organisers of Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week – which will this year start on July 28th – are planning to run a competition to name this very rare breed to raise funds for the RNLI charity.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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